LaVar Ball has taken his feud with Shaq further after claiming O’Neal is not a boss.
The public disses first came about when the former Laker commented on the Big Baller Brand’s decision to charge almost $500 for their ZO2 sneakers. He tweeted the self-made CEO saying, “real big baller brands don’t overcharge kids for shoes.” A couple of smart remarks and social media jabs later, debates of “bossness” were taken in a different direction.
Tweeting is always an easy go-to, but an interview with ThisIs50 gave the basketball dad the platform he needed to tell the masses how he feels. The patriarch of the Ball brand showed he was tired of being questioned about being a baller by someone he considers to be “a worker.”
LaVar referenced Shaq’s choice of working under a shoe deal with Reebok, rather than building his empire, like the Ball’s.
Ball said: “When he was hot, if he had somebody behind him like us, it would be a whole different thing going on on the fact that, if I get mad, I take these Triple Bs with me. You still got somebody else’s sign on you, so you jacking for signs, so you not me.“
O’Neal hasn’t responded yet, but being called “an employee” can almost guarantee there’ll be a clapback coming pretty soon.